Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland


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Guinness Black Lager is cold-brewed with roasted barley to deliver the refreshing taste of lager with the unique character of Guinness. Enjoy ice cold straight from the bottle.

Known as Premium Beer in Malaysia, where it is 5%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1802) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. This is a thin and bland tasting schwartz without the hop bite i expect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JustPlainLogan (52) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
I was greatly disappointed, the only time that Guinness has ever truly disappointed me. It has all of the bitterness of the other varieties of Guinness without any of the other flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Monkeypiss. No idea how it ended up in my fridge. Pours dark brown with thin white head. Scent is chemicals and grain. Scent is slightly sweet. Barely there roasted flavor fades into mild sweetness and weird aftertaste. Overcarbonated to hide the fact it is garbage. Bottle - Source Unknown

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2210) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
Recently added to the Ontario-Quebec market (maybe rest of Canada too). Pours a dark brown colour with a bubbly beige head, decent retention and lots of soapy lacing. Roasted malt aromas with some rusty hops that make it on top with time. This is the same for the taste where the rusty hops become stronger with time. Watery toasted malts with slight burnt bread. Notes of chocolate appears in the nose eventually. Made thin for those who do not like the thicker Guinness stout. An average macro schwarzbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (6582) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
11.2 oz bottle. L3028GD001. (Midtown Wine) Nashville, TN.
Black colour with a red hue and a small tan head. Sweet malt, toasted bread and brown sugar in the aroma. Sweet malt and some darker tones in the flavour. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sammer (1027) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Taste is fairly tame, especially when compared to a standard Guinness. Perhaps it is unfair to compare the two. Very average lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cantabrian (781) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2013
One day, Gemma Aterton will look back at her career and cringe at the idea that she did "Hansel & Gretel". And so will Guinness with this beer. It tastes like a glass of water that has been added with leftover black beer and cigarette butts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured an opaque black color with a brown, frothy head. Smells of roasted malt and coffee grounds. Sweet, malty flavor initially with bitter roasted finish. Light, watery body, somewhat overcarbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cinctus (161) - - SEP 23, 2013
Guinness flavour without the gorgeous creamy palate and deep black look topped with solid froth. Its fine for a lager, like the regular draught, just lighter in body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (481) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Just what the beer world needs: another banal lager. Tried first at toronto beer fest where the guy working the booth said "it wasn’t until they made this that i started liking Guinness products" which probably isn’t the best sign. Happy says its not bad; I say why bother. Meh.

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